Spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait to pack my coat and boots away. As much as I get excited for colder weather, I am definitely more excited about the warmer weather. Today I decided to compile some spring trends for this upcoming season. There is a lot of versatility with style this spring and a lot of great ways to wear it.
No coat in February! What?!?! Yep, Midwest weather at its finest. But don’t worry, we may be getting several inches of snow in a few days.
Spring is so close I can taste it. We are being teased with almost 70-degree weather and I am loving it so much. Today I am sharing two different poncho type looks that are both equally as comfortable and give the right amount of warmth on those slightly chilly days. I’m linking another poncho look that I did a few posts back.
Last week we traveled to Maui, Hawaii sans kids =) Let me tell you, our experience was very different this time around. The last time we were in Maui was for my sister-in-law’s wedding and Wyatt (now 5 years old) was only 18 months back then. He did not appreciate the 7-hour flight, shocking, right? He pretty much cried the whole time on the plane and I found myself imaging what jumping out of an airplane without a parachute would feel like. I was in a different state of mind.
We just got back from Maui, HI and let me tell you, stepping off that plane and getting hit in the face with the 20-degree weather was pretty brutal. This is also why I am posting so late. I wanted to take a partial break from everything. It was nice to just relax and not have to think about life and work. It also happened to fall on my birthday, so that was a major plus. More on this trip in my next post.
I am amazed that I can pull off a light cardigan in the middle of January. What is happening? I even busted out my peep toe booties…what????? We did finally get a little bit of snow as I am now typing this, but nothing like what some other states have been getting. We mainly have had flurries, but that’s pretty much it. We did get a serious ice storm where the city basically shut down for a few days…that was scary.
It is no mystery that oversized sweaters and cardigans are my jam. I sort of did a similar post last week on Layering A Fuzzy Winter Cardigan. Anyway, I came across another oversized cardigan that I have been wrapping myself in. This one does run on a larger side because I am wearing a size small here and it is still big on me. I typically like to wear them with just a basic tee and a simple necklace just because the sweater already makes a statement on its own.
Winter is in full swing around here. Surprisingly, we have barely had any snow, which is a bit odd for us. We have, however, had some exceptionally cold days with wind chills dropping to -30 degrees. I have been layering like crazy. Even at home, I have the heater on, the fireplace going, and wearing layers upon layers. I get cold easily…apparently.
I am not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I do try to make smarter choices. I constantly have to remind myself to drink more water. I seem to forget and get carried away with my day. The last few years I have been pretty inconsistent with my workouts. Now as I am getting older, staying healthy is something that I am taking more seriously.
Today I wanted to share with you a few items that I have been loving. First, these jeans have been on repeat…a lot! The wash is lighter with almost like this acidic / tie dye-ish look. These in particular are much more subtle than some of the other colors that I have seen. I have been a huge fan of this exact style, but they come in a variety of shades and colors, so be sure to choose the correct wash. The ones I am linking are the exact style I am wearing.